Category : Reports

Revenue Estimates of M-68: One-time Tax on Extreme Wealth

This report is in response to a request by Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches–East York) to estimate the revenues from implementing a one-time tax on extreme wealth outlined in Motion M-68 placed on notice on February 11, 2021. Specifically, it presents PBO’s revenue estimates for imposing a one-time tax on net wealth accumulated up to the end of April 2021 by Canadian resident economic families.

Fiscal Sustainability Report 2021

This report provides PBO’s assessment of the sustainability of government finances over the long term for the federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans.

Cost Estimate of the Firearm Buy-Back Program

In response to a request by Member of Parliament Glen Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner), this report estimates, under various scenarios, the cost of firearm compensation as part of the Government’s firearm buy-back program.

Beyond Paris: Reducing Canada’s GHG Emissions by 2030

This report assesses the impacts of the Government’s plan to exceed the 2030 reduction target for Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris Agreement.

Supplementary Estimates (A) 2021-22

This note presents a detailed analysis of the Government’s first Supplementary Estimates for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which seeks Parliament’s approval of $24.0 billion.

Impact Assessment of Budget 2021 Measures

This report provides an assessment of the impact of Budget 2021 measures on PBO’s pre-budget economic and fiscal outlook.

Cost Analysis of a Post-secondary Student Relief Package

This report is in response to a request by Members of Parliament Leah Gazan (Winnipeg Centre) and Lindsay Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) to examine the cost of a set of post-secondary education measures outlined in Private Member’s Motion M-75, Implementation of a Post-secondary Student Relief Package.

Federal Spending on First Nations and Inuit Health Care

Several parliamentarians expressed interest in a PBO analysis, in both dollar and per-capita terms, of provincial/territorial health care funding and funding for First Nations and Inuit by Indigenous Services Canada through the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

This report provides an analytical overview of federal and provincial/territorial government health spending for the First Nations and Inuit population. It does not attempt to establish a spending gap between federal government health spending for First Nations and Inuit and provincial/territorial government health spending for all residents of Canada.

Budget 2021: Issues for Parliamentarians

To assist parliamentarians in their budgetary deliberations, this report highlights key issues arising from Budget 2021.

Canada Infrastructure Bank Spending Outlook

This report examines the current and projected status of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s investment commitments and funding disbursements.